Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Grant County 4-H land judging team recently placed first in the Land Judging Contest during the New Mexico State 4-H conference. The Team consisted of Kolby Taylor, Trent Kasten, and Justin Billings and Coach Kerry Taylor. Congratulations to these students for a job well done.
At nationals, the Grant County 4-H Hunting Team competed in late June. Team members earning the honor to go to nationals and represent New Mexico included Cole Rogers, Julian Garcia, Chris Morgan, and Parker McMillian. The team was coached by Brian Miller. Team members were scored on their accuracy in shooting rifle, shotgun, and archery, as well as, how well they could orientate themselves with a compass, identify wildlife, and take a Hunter Decision Making test. Congratulations to the team for making it to nationals and representing New Mexico.
The Deming Police Department made a substantial drug bust during a routine traffic stop. Officers stopped the red Jeep Cherokee on Pine Street on Friday, July 7th. The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a half-pound of methamphetamine and a loaded pistol. The estimated street value of the narcotics is over $4,000.
The Silver City Town Council at its regular meeting held Tuesday, July 11th approved an ordinances that changes the rules and requirements of business licensure and registration within the town limits. Changes include combining the process for business licenses and business registrations to simplify the process.
The suspect, Zach Reeder, 39 of Marana, Arizona, wanted in connection with three recent bank robberies, including Wells Fargo in Silver City on May 19th and First Savings Bank in Deming on July 13th, was apprehended in Las Cruces. The third bank robbery happened in Mesa, Arizona, on July 8th. Also, arrested was Cassandra Webb, 28, who told investigators that she had been dating Reeder for a month and acted as the getaway driver for the robberies in Mesa, Arizona and Deming, New Mexico.